Congressional committee assignments have some new and some returning faces in key posts on committees with jurisdiction over transportation. Here they are: Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee: Chair - John McCain (R-AZ) Ranking Member - Ernest Hollings (D-SC) Surface Transportation Subcommittee: Chair - Gordon Smith (R-OR) Ranking Member - Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Senate Banking Committee: Chair - Phil Gramm (R-TX) Ranking Member - Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) Housing and Transportation Subcommittee: Chair - Wayne Allard (R-CO) Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee: Chair - Richard Shelby (R-AL) Ranking Member - Patty Murray (D-WA) Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee (has jurisdiction over TEA 21 reauthorization): Chair - Bob Smith (R-NH) Ranking Member - Harry Reid (D-NV) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee: Chair - James Inhofe (R-OK) Ranking Member - Max Baucus (D-MT) House Transportation Committee: Chair - Don Young (R-AK) Ranking Member - Jim Oberstar (D-MN) Railroad Subcommittee: Chair - Jack Quinn (R-NY) Ranking Member - Bob Clement (D-TN) Highways and Transit Subcommittee: Chair - Thomas Petri (R-WI) Ranking Member - Robert Borski (D-PA)
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